Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward admits that he snubbed “one or two” transfers suggested by Jose Mourinho during his time at Old Trafford.
One of the reasons Mourinho‘s relationship reportedly deteriorated with Woodward was because United failed to land him a centre-back in the summer window before he was sacked.
And Woodward admits that he had to tell Mourinho “no” on a couple of occasions.
“It is true that there was a difference of opinion on one or two players between the manager and the recruitment department,” Woodward told fanzine United We Stand.
“Sometimes I have to be one who delivers the ‘no’, which isn’t easy.
“Our natural tendency is to back the manager in every possible circumstance.
“But we have to listen to the recruitment experts too.”